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Q: factory reset

I have a Dell Inspirion N5110 that I received from my son-in-law that I would like to re-set to "new factory" and have everything that is on the computer erased. I don't want to have his personal files on the computer, not my business to snoop. The computer came with windows 7 home premium installed. I have since added SP1 to it. Is there some way to use the original factory image that I downloaded from Dell to do so that would included the SP1 pack? Would creating another image work? I have a complete back up of the computer.
Thanks
Rick

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Preferred Solution: factory reset

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

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Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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Deal All,

I need your kind assistance, we have a RICOH MP 2501SP copier machine, but since yesterday it asks for the username and password (please check the attached photo), could someone please tell me how to factory reset it? we don't have the right username and password.

Note: the recommended username (admin) and password (Blank) is not working

Thanking you all in advance.
 

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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i format my laptop and install win 10can i recovey my laptop to first time i open 

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sorry i want to recovey to win 7 and recovey my programes from hp like hp support assistanahmed000 wrote:i format my laptop and install win 10can i recovey my laptop to first time i open 

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How do I perform a factory (Win10 Prof) reset, because I have to sell my Thinkpad p50? I would like to erease all personal data but maintain the lenove features? Thank you!

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I want to factory reset my laptop and it will not let me so can you help me with this problem?

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I have tried to factory reset through the recovery page and a windows installation disk not times it comes up with a error after it's done loading saying there was a error no changes were made
 

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i accidentally deleted a bunch of stuff on my computer. i?ve have tried watching the ?how to download a browser without a browser? videos but none of them work. i?ve resorted to doing a factory reset. a have a slight problem, being that my keyboard does not work. when the computer is booting up i?m not able to go to the screen for me to be able to do that because my keyboard doesn?t work. please help!!
 

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Product came with Windows 8.1 (not sure if 32 or 64 bit).  Am attempting recovery for a friend who is not technically capable.  Using HP Factory Recovery to do a full factory reset using the 5 DVD set created upon initial setup of the machine.  Have since upgraded to Windows 10, but that upgrade can be done again upon a full reset.  Am at the Factory Image Recovery Preparation page and have the Reformatting and Copying Files lines checked.  Progress goes to 12% with 18 minutes remaining and process freezes (multiple attempts and always freezes at 12%). After quite a long wait, an error message appears stating that the Destination Drive is not Connected.  Attempted to use an extrenal DVD drive as suggested in a tech forum, but this did not work as the system failed to read from the external drive. Is there a solution to this problem that does not require the disassembly of the machine to take the hard drive external as suggested in another tech forum?  Or is there a clean DVD image set that HP can provide that will not cause this problem.











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A:Factory Reset

Hi, The machine originally shipped with Windows 8.1 64bit ( Home ). If you wish to order a replacement set of Recovery Media for Windows 8.1, you can do so starting on the link below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/hp-15-g000-notebook-pc-series/6545564/model/6761879/softwareitem/819421-001/step1 An alternative option, if you're intending to upgrade the notebook to Windows 10 again, would just be to perform a clean installation of 10 - as the machine has been previously upgraded to 10, a hardware profile ( Digital Entitlement ) will have been recorded by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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About a year ago I gave this computer to my son who was about to start school, now that i have it it is filled with viruses and i cant remember the administrators password. the email i have registered to the computer is no longer available, is there a way for me to factory reset my computer?

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I'm having issues with a MSI CR 600 with windows 7, I saved all my photos and files that I wanted to keep. I then proceeded to do a factory reset and the counter is still counting at just over 600 minutes. I don't have a boot disk for it, I'm just wondering if it normally takes this long or longer? Any help would be appreciated.

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I have an Inspiron 3847 which was upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10.
I created a recovery usb drive using windows 10. If I need to do a factory reset, will it reset to windows 8.1 or windows 10?

A:Factory reset

Hi,Welcome to our community. To answer your question, the factory reset will reset the system to Windows 10. Please write to us if you have any queries.

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hiya trying to factory reset a 2nd hand mackine but when i start the processb keep getting a message saying i m running on battery power and need to be connected to a 240v mains system even tho its all plugged in to the mains anyone got any ideas plz

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Hello, this is my first post so I hope I explain this correctly. I bought a new Alienware 15 which came preinstalled with Win 8.1, I updated to W10 and after a lot of updates and messing in W10 I got it to work really well. Over the weekend I took the most current W10 main update and it screwed my computer up (black screens, for ever boot ups, lost 2nd HDD upon restarts, etc) so I decided to factory restore Win 8.1 and then go back to Win 10 from there. Anyway, after going through the Alienware Respawn program to get back to Win 8.1. Once the restore was complete I started to log in where I received a message that I must be online to log in the first time. After clicking on the network icon in the lower left corner there was no network to show up which means that my network drivers either didn't migrate during the restore or my network card isn't working period. Anyway, is there a method to side step the log in or to update the drivers outside of the system. Otherwise my $2k gaming laptop bought less than a month ago is a 8 pound paper weights.

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I have had a hard drive failure.  I have installed a new hard drive.  I would like to find and install the original software and operating system.  Where do I find it?  What is the procedure? Thanks!

A:Factory Reset

Is this a desktop or a laptop? Do you mean G71-340US?

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If I did a factory reset on my laptop (which had Windows 8 when I purchased it recently) would it go back to Windows 8 or am I stuck with Windows 10?

A:Factory reset

Welcome to the forum it would go back to Windows 8

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Hey everyone. Just need to know how to reset my lenovo 100s ideapad. Brand new and decided to not take the password I put in initially. I've tried control alt delete. Holding down the power button. Can't figure it out and everyone wants $100 to tell me...
 

A:Factory reset!

What's the complete model number of that laptop?
What's the exact serial number on it?
What country was it purchased in?

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/

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I have a Dell laptop with windows 10 on it and I recently got a virus. Last night I was on it and I notoced something wrong abot an hour later the virus must of cut off my internet use as my laptop is telling me there is nothing in my laptop to recieve wifi and almost nothing works on it and the virus protector that isnt actually set up keeps getting attacked. not a big deal I have never used that one and dont know if t actually works. I wanted to buy norton but by the time I was about to the internet was innaccessable and now I figured I have nothing on my laptop really that I could just factory reset the laptop... well that wont work it says Unable to remove personal documents. Or something alone those lines. So now I dont know what my next step is... please help
 

A:Factory Reset

What's the model name and model number of your Dell, and what's the 7-character "service tag/serial" number on it?

Using a third-party antivirus app (Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc.) in Windows 10 can cause problems, especially when trying to install an upgrade/update.
My advice is to stick with its built-in antivirus app, Windows Defender.

I'm not qualified to help you in the "Virus & Other Malware Removal" section with infection issues, so be patient until one of the specialists here replies.
This section is very busy, so you may not get a reply for 24 - 48 hours.

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I reset my computer to factory defaults on my computer, because it was acting buggy, and I was afraid something horrible was going on.

I'm not a computer genius, heck.. I can't even say I'm close to it.

But I knew that the reset would help me get my computer back to the way I had it when I got it in February, and I can start from there once more.

Now.. with that being said.
Every time I log on now to the computer, it acts as if I'm hitting F10 still, and giving me three options.. The Factory Reset, the Total Reset (which is meant to be used when installing a new verision of Windows), and then "Q" which makes me exit.

After the reset, everything seemed to straighten itself out, which is the bonus for me. I know now that if I do something horrible to this computer, it'll fix itself. Other than for that.. I'm at a loss.

Now the question is, what do I do to get rid of this screen?
I'm running on Windows XP SP2.
Much help would be appreciated.
 

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PLEASE.......

I have tried contacting dell and they have not helped me. I bought this dell dimension e310 at a pawn shop about a month ago and I want to delete everything off of it. I want t start all over. nothing on it.

A:Factory reset

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

So you want to install operating system from scratch right?

You will need an operating system CD [don't know which one operating system you want to install on your machine],
and do a clean install...

Here is the link where it is provided step-by-step how to install operating system:

Step-by-Step install

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I have dv7 7270ca notebook, originally came with Windows 8.Have HP System Recovery disks(kit).After I do reset, will system upgrade back to current Windows 10 OPS?Any other things I should be aware of.ThanksEdgar

A:Factory Reset

Hello @EddyTHEeagle Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. No, if your recovery kit is for Winows 8, the system will not upgrade again to Windows 10. If you want Windows 10 you need to install it manually on your own.Which one do you prefer - Win 8 or Win 10 ?

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I have windows vista home and recently crashed and lost everything.....
I am trying to reset my pc to factory settings and like i said i lost everything....including restore points!
I have heard that their is a "ghost image" to load from the drive that restores it to factory but cant find any instructions on how to get to it.
Thanks for any help.

A:Factory reset.............

Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

If this does not work. Give me the model of your computer and I will help.

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So I was given a hp stream from a family member and went to factory reset and all goes well until about the 50 percent mark, it then tells me a error has occurred.I have tried doing this several times and still says the same thing, please Help!!

A:Factory reset

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to make your own plain W10 installation media and use that to clean install W10. Use the Media Creation Tool from the link below. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Then install the drivers and available software from your notebook's support and driver page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Stream-11-y000-Laptop-PC/12499227/model/12716818

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hii have a dell laptop and it is full of stuff the kids have put on it theres only 1% disc space left it seems to be full of downloads music the music is duplicated on the desktop anyway and i dont want the downloads
 

A:factory reset

Factory reset?
Are you wanting to do a factory recovery.....put the pc in same condition as when new?
 

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I am new to this forum and this is my first post... In light of recent events my computer has a ton of malware and spyware for the second time now... The first time I was able to go in and just go to control panel and factory reset it by clicking the option... now it no longer exists and It says I need a point to go back to... but I just want it clean and wiped, I went back to before I got the virus and it was still there after I restored it to that point so it was unsuccessful... How do I go about doing this with a complete system restore without using a point, I do NOT have an original disk with my OS because it came pre-installed with Home Premium... Any help would be appreciated!

A:I could use some help with a factory reset...

Welcome to the Forum.
A restore point probably would not help because it is probably infected also.
We need some information to start off with.
What infections were found?
What programs did you run to remove the infections?
What anti virus programs do you use (Active)?
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Could you do this to give us some more information.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

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PLEASE READ == I use a genuine copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and now want to factory restore my whole computer after 4-5 years of use. Every tutorial I've read and watched have a button on the control panel that says "Restore to factory condition" but my computer doesn't have that button! I have tried EVERY video teaching me how to factory reset and need help now.
 
I do not have the restore disk because the PC was given to me by my brother and he bought it YEARS ago.

A:Help With Factory Reset!

What is the make and model of the computer? Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Is there a partition that is about 12GB in size labeled recovery?

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I am putting my laptop up for sale.  I have removed all personal files.  How do I factory reset the laptop?

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How do i factory reset without the disc?

A:Factory reset

Hi,Unless you have deleted the Recovery partition on your machine, otherwise your machine should have a Recovery partition. Make sure backing up all of your files before restoring the PC/laptop to factory settings.To set your PC/laptop to factory settings, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen hit repeatly the F11 key (or Esc key) to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.Please also check this:  http://h50146.www5.hp.com/lib/doc/manual/workstation/xw8400/HP_Backup_and_Recovery_Manager_User_Guid... Otherwise you need a Recovery set. Regards.

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after I factory reset I cant connect to my wireless internet how do I fix this
 

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I purchased this laptop aftermarket. I am looking to resent the computer to clear the old owners information frmo the system. Could someone assist me in doing so?

A:Factory reset

Yogi119 wrote:I purchased this laptop aftermarket. I am looking to resent the computer to clear the old owners information frmo the system. Could someone assist me in doing so?Hi, Heres what you need to do. Use one of the following methods to open Windows Recovery Environment:Restart your computer and immediately press the F11 key repeatedly. The Choose an option screen opens.Click Start . While holding down the Shift key, click Power, then select Restart. Continue holding down the Shift key as the computer restarts, until the Choose an option screen opens.On the Choose an Option screen, click Troubleshoot.Figure : Clicking TroubleshootClick Reset this PC.Figure : Clicking Reset this PCIf you want to keep your personal files and customizations, click Keep my files, then click Reset. Your computer reinstalls the operating system and your computer restarts. You are done.If you want to remove all files, click Remove everything and continue to the next step.Figure : Keep my files and Remove everything optionsIf you only want to remove everything from the drive where Windows is installed, click Only the drive where Windows is installed. If you want to remove all files from the computer, click All drives.Figure : Remove everything from one drive or all drivesYou can fully clean the drive, so that no files are recoverable, or you can delete your files.Figure : Just remove my files or fully clean the drive optionsIf you want to delete your files, click Just remove my files.... Read more

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Hi i have the following:Compaq Presario SR1955POS: Windows xp home editionI want to factory reset my computer but the f10 key does not work at boot menu

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How can i reset my pc? I can't find Recovery Disc on package and Recovery manager won't reset my pc.

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Hi,What about tapping f11 key as soon as you power on laptop?If you've upgraded to Windows 10 from 7/8/8.1 previously, recovery partition may have got corrupted. Your only way to factory reset is to order recovery USB specific for your model from HP directly and boot from it to factory reset.RegardsVisruth

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Hi everyone. I have had an Hp G60t-200 laptop for about 5 years and I want to do a factory reset. I have way too much stuff on it and would like to just start out with a clean slate again.

There is a problem. It orgionally came with windows vista pre-installed without the OS disks. I got the Windows 7 upgrade disks when windows 7 came out. I do not have the full version of Windows 7 OS nor do I have the Vista disks, which I don't think would be much help anyway.

My version of Windows is Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit Service Pack 1. I do have all the partitions in the recovery drive, but I'm not sure if they can help. Also I never made a system image at the time, because I was like 10. I do have a system recovery disk, but so far they have been no help. I do not want to keep any of the files and I have backed up all the important files, pictures, videos, etc...

Please help. None of the forums I have gone to had a solution. Thanks.

A:Need help with factory reset.

You can download the ISO of windows 7 OS - bit version you have and burn to a disc. Then do a clean install with that. Making sure to use current Product Key. If you can't find it, use Belarc to show you.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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hello i was using a pirated version of windows 7 ultimate until i bought the CD key at microsoft store. it was the upgrade version. i have a problem with BSOD. i debuged the .dmp files and the problems were ntkrnlpa.exe and Win32k.sys. Unfortunately, i cant delete any of those files. I want to factory reset but i cant because i dont have the CD. However i have a Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate CD Key. Any suggestions on how i can factory reset or remove the BSOD problems? Thanks in Advance.
 

A:HELP i cant factory reset.

By 'factory reset' I assume you mean format and re-install from scratch.

I suggest you purchase a Genuine Windows 7 CD to go with your Genuine Windows 7 CD Key. Beyond that I am unable to help as this forum does not support cracked/illegal software, while you may have a valid CD key you are still using a cracked version of the operating system.
 

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Hello, a week ago I purchased this computer. Everything has been fine and my friend insisted since it's used, do a reset and clean everything. I started the reset  yesterday between 2-3:00 pm. It's been nearly 24 hours and it says "resetting this PC 1%." I don't know what to do? Any help would be extremely appreciated. The warranty ran out on Feb. 6th as well.

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Loading Win 10 and stuck on load 

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papaike Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems loading Win10 and wanted to help -- but need more information. Are you trying to install Win10 and it's stuck in the installation  process? Or, did you alread install it, and now upon reboot, it's stuck? Also, if this was a Win10 Upgrade, what was the version of the prior OS? And, please follow these instructions to obtain the detailed produce number, as we need that information to provide detailed assistance: Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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hi.
can any1 tell me how to do a factory resest on my toshiba satellite l300d??

will the factory reset erase vista?

A:factory reset

If your computer came preinstalled with Vista, it will not be erased.
I will get you information on how it is done.
If you installed Vista, after purchase, it will be erased. The OS that came with your computer on day 1 will be reinstalled.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...tructions.html

Information is shown for Toshiba, hope it works and helps.

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I have acquired a Lenovo ideapad Win 8 from my son which I would like to restore to factory settings. He does not remember ever having a recovery disc. Is there a way without one?

A:Factory reset Win 8

Run the Lenovo One Key Recovery: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht077084

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Problem started a few months ago with message imminent Hard Drive failure.I have swapped out the factory installed Seagate 500GB Hd for a WD 1TB HD and also bought recovery discs from the link on the HP website.To date I am getting anything ranging from error code: 0xe0ef000e to hard drive of the computer is smaller than the original shipped HD. The recovery process cannot continue.Several times have got to a point where I seem to be making progress but then after numerous prompts to insert the recovery discs and supplementary discs it throws the disc out.All I'm trying to do is take the desktop back to square one with bigger storage space.please help

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My Toshiba laptop is currently screwed up, and right now, so I decided to try and factory restore it. Normally when I try to start it up, it brings me to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen. I do the "hold 0" thing and I get brought to the screen to choose an operating system, but when I do it just brings me to the "Windows Error Recovery" screen, rather than a warning screen, which is what I'm told should appear.
 

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